Audi are responsible for bringing the powers of the four-wheel-drive to the attention of the general public. After completely dominating the rallying scene with their 4WD quattro, things were never the same. All manufacturers switched to 4WD vehicles after Audi brought forward the technology.
The best Audis for driving in snow and ice are 4WD and AWD cars. Thanks to the power being equally distributed to each grip, 4WD or AWD vehicles have significantly more grip and traction than FWD or RWD vehicles.
That’s why in snowy conditions AWD vehicles are the way to move forward. In these modern times, one of the best Audi vehicles for the snow is the A4 Allroad Quattro.
2020 Audi A4 Allroad
The 2020 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro is an incredibly visually aesthetic way of powering through the winter climates. At the heart of this modern beast is a 248-horspower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that provides a decent amount of zip.
All that power is paired with Audi’s brilliant Quattro AWD system. The result is a car that manages to deliver a refined driving experience in all different conditions.
Both the Sedan and Estate variant of the vehicle are ideal for driving in the snow. Users that want a bit more space can look to opt for the estate version. The Allroad helps provide a ride and handling that’s immediately representative of the premium price tag of the vehicle.
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On the inside of the A4 Allroad, you’re immediately greeted by a sense of luxury. Everything’s tailored to perfection and has exceptional finishing. Some of the standard features of the Audi Allroad is that it comes with premium leather seats, a panoramic moonroof, and a power liftgate.
Those that opt for the top of the line model will also get access to heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a brilliant Bang ; Olufsen audio system. The interior is especially suited for the cold thanks to the incredibly cozy feeling it gives off.
No matter how cold things get, the heated seats of the Audi will help ensure that you stay warm no matter how cold things get.
When it comes to available powertrain options, the A4 Allroad is only available in a 248-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Its paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that is super smooth and distributes the power evenly.
The engine sounds great and has plenty of zip and pairing it up with Audi’s Quattro AWD system is a match made in heaven. The gearbox has the ability to change according to the demands of the driver. While driving hard with the pedal down, it can shift quickly and perform incredibly precise shifts.
On the other hand, while driving in town the gearbox settles down and provides easy unobtrusive gear shifts. When you put that pedal down, you’re really going to feel the quickness of the car. It’s capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in a genuinely quick 5.2 seconds.
One of the things that puts people off buying a wagon is the way the handle and the performance. The A4 Allroad manages to put all of that behind and drives more like a car than an SUV. Its incredibly capable in the corners thanks to the AWD system.
Speaking of the AWD system, it’s in the snow where the Audi will really shine. Losing control in the snow is one of the scariest sensations for any driver. However, the A4 Allroad is well equipped to deal with all the perils of driving in the snow.
The Quattro drive system works with the gearbox to modulate the necessary amount of power while driving through the snow. Grip is the most important thing while driving in the snow.
The A4 Allroad is a vehicle that’s capable of performing all year round regardless of the weather conditions. Snow is definitely not going to be a deterrent thanks to adjustable suspension and Quattro AWD system.
Driving in the snow isn’t an easy task for a regular vehicle and using a FWD or RWD is going to pose a huge challenge.
However, the Quattro AWD A4 Allroad is perfectly capable of handling snowy terrains. Its cozy interior means that regardless of how extreme the conditions are on the outside; you’ll be driving in extreme comfort and luxury!